Brazilian Samba Queen, Larissa Nicolau, shows how to lead the Samba Drumming Section of a Samba School of Academicos de Santa Cruz 2017. As most Carnival fans know, the Bateria ( or Drums Section ) of a Samba School is naturally lead by their Samba Master , known in Portuguese as “Mestre”. But he also has the help of the Samba Drumming Queen, called “Rainha de Bateria” or Queen of the Drums Section who´s function as you will see on the video is to present both the Drumming Master and the percussionists.
The samba drumming section is the heart of the Samba School, and without it, there is no show or parade. Everything revolves around the samba drumming section , that sometimes has up to 450 percussionists, but as an average of 300 -350 Brazilian Samba percussionists.
For the first time we are seeing Larissa Nicolau being the Queen for “Academicos de Santa Cruz Samba School” , whose colors are green and white. Important to note she was the official Samba Princess for two years before becoming a full Queen. Congratulations Larissa!